Archives of the Turkish Society of Cardiology
Left ventricular hemangioma [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(8): 723-725 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2012.24085

Left ventricular hemangioma

Hasan Arı, Selma Arı, Tufan Günay, Kemal Karaağaç
Department of Cardiology, Bursa Higher Specialization Training and Research Hospital, Bursa

Primary cardiac tumors of the ventricles are very uncommon. Cardiac hemangiomas are extremely rare primary benign cardiac tumors that are often asymptomatic and are typically diagnosed incidentally during an echocardiographic examination. We report the case of a 27-year-old male who was referred to our hospital complaining of atypical chest pain over the last three months. The pain was unrelated to exercise, and consisted of 1-2 minutes of ongoing, stinging chest pain followed by 2-3 seconds of ongoing palpitations. His physical examination was unremarkable, his blood pressure was 130/80 mmHg, his ECG was sinus rhythm, and his heart rate was 82 beats/min. A transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a mobile 1.20x1.28 cm mass in the left ventricular cavity at the antero-lateral wall. Subsequent coronary angiography was performed to determine the vascular supply for the mass, and showed late opacification of a well-vascularized left ventricle mass from the second diagonal artery. Surgery was performed and the mass was complete resected. The pathological and histological examination of the resected mass showed that it was a hemangioma. The patient was discharged 5 days after surgery without symptoms

Keywords: Heart atria/surgery, heart neoplasms, hemangioma/pathology/surgery

How to cite this article
Hasan Arı, Selma Arı, Tufan Günay, Kemal Karaağaç. Left ventricular hemangioma. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(8): 723-725

Corresponding Author: Hasan Arı, Türkiye
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